Join us for a celebration of United for a Fair Economy's past, present and future! For a quarter century, UFE has been at the forefront of supporting movements for economic justice. In honor of our 25th anniversary, you are invited to come share in community, view performances by local and national artists, and enjoy free food.
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*Please reserve your place, space is limited. You must reserve a ticket to be guaranteed a space.
As we look toward the next 25 years, join us to celebrate the work we've done and the places we'll go next... together!
Save the date:
Friday, September 13th from 6pm - 9pm
Old South Church
645 Boylston St, Boston
Come celebrate 25 years supporting movements for economic justice! The celebration will feature live entertainment, music, and amazing food. The entire program will feature live simultaneous interpretation (Spanish and English).
There will be special performances by our staff, board, and other friends. Several individuals will be honored for their unique contributions to the movement for racial and economic justice, followed by a keynote conversation on movement building between board member Anne Price and renowned labor organizer Bill Fletcher.
Food will be provided by Norma’s Catering, a catering company run by Norma Rosario. Norma's company provides affordable Puerto Rican food to local nonprofits, organizations, and individuals.
2019 Voz de Justicia (Voice for Justice) Award: José A. Palma
José A. Palma was born in Usulután, El Salvador. He came to the United States in 1998 and has lived in Lynn, MA since 2002. José earned his Associate of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies at North Shore Community College in 2011, which included an internship at Greater Boston Legal Services. From 2013 to 2016, José was the Political and Organizing Director for Neighbor-To-Neighbor, where he led efforts to combine issue organizing with electoral work. José has also worked with Centro Presente, Justice At Work, the Student Immigrant Movement, and is also the co-founder of the Massachusetts TPS Committee, which he co-founded.
Jose is now the Coordinator of the National TPS Alliance, a national network organizing to achieve permanent residency for people protected by Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
2019 "Class Traitor" Award: Abigail Disney
Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker, activist and the Emmy-winning director of The Armor of Light. As president and CEO of the documentary production company Fork Films, she produced the groundbreaking Pray the Devil Back to Hell and co-created the subsequent PBS series Women, War & Peace. She is also the Chair and Co-Founder of Level Forward, a new breed storytelling company focused on systemic change through creative excellence, balancing financial and social returns. The companies and stories that have most meaning for Abigail are the ones which foster human understanding. She has executive produced and supported over 100 documentary films through Fork Films’ funding program. She also created the nonprofit Peace is Loud, which uses storytelling to advance social movements and the Daphne Foundation, which supports organizations working for a more equitable, fair and peaceful New York City.
2019 Transformative Economics Award: Ujima Project (accepted by Nia Evans)
Nia Evans is currently the Director of the Boston Ujima Project.
After two years of research and planning, Boston Ujima Project (Ujima) was founded in 2017 as a community-led business and finance ecosystem. Ujima formed from a drive to respond to Boston’s notorious racial health and wealth divide by underwriting our people’s strength--directly resourcing what we call our economy builders: our small businesses, our artists, and our grassroots organizations. Ujima is a Swahili word and the celebrated Kwanzaa principle for “collective work and responsibility.”
The Boston Ujima Project is building a multi-stakeholder structure that deploys the political and financial capital of Boston’s working class neighborhoods to invest in, purchase from, and advocate for local Black- and Latinx-owned firms that build community wealth and create good jobs.
Transportation and Accessibility
The Old South Church is wheelchair accessible. See additional information on their website.
Get directions here. The space is located near to the orange line, the green line, and commuter rail. There is limited parking in the area; please consider taking public transit or ride sharing.
If you need childcare during the event, please contact [email protected].
Sponsorship and Volunteering
If interested in sponsoring, please contact [email protected]. We believe we have enough volunteers at this time, but if you'd like to be put on a waitlist email [email protected].
We've sold out of tickets, but you can join the waitlist! Additional seats may become available.
*We have a few free tickets set aside to make this event accessible for those with less resources. Contact us at [email protected] with subject line "25th anniversary scholarship ticket request" to learn more.
Other events nationwide:
The UFE family has grown substantially over the years, from East Coast to West, and from our home in Boston to down South. We'll be hosting several events nationwide so all our supporters and friends can celebrate with us. We'll send out those details later, so make sure you've signed up for updates.